April 11th, 2005



I have done something I've never done before. I have made myriad attempts to draw a child's face. I'm good with adult faces, though I can never draw real people, but children had always eluded me. My children always looked like smaller adults.

So last night I was carefully studying photographs of children to see what it was that makes them different from adults. What I found was that the head is slightly larger - depending on age - in proportion to their bodies. Their eyes are larger in proportion to their face, their chins are soft and lack definition usually, and their noses generally lack definition in the bridges. So, using this information and constantly looking at the photos again, I finally succeeded in drawing a child who actually looks like a child! She's an Ah'Koi Bahnis, so her eyes are AKB. Usually the Ah'Koi Bahnis have swirls or spots or stripes of color in their eyes and on their skin, but I left both blank here.
Here she is:
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